Joe’s dream is to tell everyone about the impact of world hunger. It’s a message he’ll spread from one country to another on foot. Joe is the founder of the Hunger 500 - a marathon that will take him from Washington, D.C. to the University of Guelph near Toronto, Canada.
Henry said. “This is one way I am fighting world hunger and brining attention to a problem that affects us all.” Joe Henry explains his inspiration, “When I learned that nearly one billion people suffer from chronic hunger, and more than 25,000 die every day, it motivated me to try to help in some way: it is these people that I will be running for”.
In February, Joe will run a staggering 500 miles from Washington, D.C. to the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He will run for 17 days averaging 30 miles per day and end at the 6th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) Summit at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Henry and the aptly named Hunger 500 Team are committed to raising awareness and $100,000 to fight world hunger. This money can potentially feed 25,000 school children one meal with WFP’s School Meals Program.